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The aminosteroid U73122 inhibited phospholipase C (PLC)-mediated intracellular Ca2+ release in differentiated and undifferentiated NG108-15 cells, as well as rat dorsal root ganglion (DRG) neurons grown in primary culture. 1 microM U73122 blocked bradykinin (BK)-induced increases in the intracellular free Ca2+ concentration ([Ca2+]i) measured in single(More)
Treatment of single rat hippocampal neurons with 200 pM recombinant HIV-1 envelope glycoprotein, gp120, resulted in large increases in the intracellular free calcium concentration ([Ca2+]i) as measured with indo-1-based microfluorimetry. Three patterns of [Ca2+]i increases were observed: in one pattern the [Ca2+]i rose rapidly and transiently as a single(More)
Activation of delta-opioid receptors in NG108-15 cells releases Ca2+ from an intracellular store through activation of a pertussis toxin-sensitive G protein. We tested the hypothesis that activation of delta-opioid receptors mobilizes inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate (IP(3))-sensitive Ca2+ stores via liberation of Gbetagamma. Fura-2-based digital imaging was(More)
Bradykinin-induced increases in the intracellular free Ca2+ concentration ([Ca2+]i) were recorded in single NG108-15 cells with indo-1-based dual-emission microfluorimetry (50% effective concentration, 16 nM). A 1-min exposure to 30 nM bradykinin completely depleted the inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate (IP3)-sensitive Ca2+ store; refilling the store required(More)
Following mobilization with the inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate (IP3)-generating agonist bradykinin, Ca2+ stores in neuroblastoma x glioma hybrid, NG108-15 cells require extracellular Ca2+ to refill. The process by which this store refills with Ca2+ was characterized by recording bradykinin-induced intracellular free Ca2+ concentration transients as an index(More)
The carotenoid lycopene has been reported to possess anti-metastatic activity which may be associated with immunomodulation. However, the anti-angiogenic effects and mechanisms of action of lycopene have not been reported. In this study, we investigated the immunomodulatory effect on in vitro and ex vivo angiogenesis of lycopene. We found that the(More)
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